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Laughter Out of Place provides an intimate portrait of everyday life among women living in the shantytowns of Rio de Janeiro in the 1990s.
Table of Contents
|List of Illustrations||xi|
|Introduction: Hard Laughter||1||(17)|
|1. Laughter "Out of Place"||18||(40)|
|2. The Aesthetics of Domination: Class, Culture, and the Lives of Domestic workers||58||(44)|
|3. Color-Blind Erotic Democracies, Black Consciousness Politics, and the Black Cinderellas of Felicidade Eterna||102||(34)|
|4. No Time for Childhood||136||(38)|
|5. State Terror, Gangs, and Everyday Violence in Rio de Janeiro||174||(52)|
|6. Partial Truths, or the Carnivalization of Desire||226||(33)|
|7. What's So Funny about Rape?||259||(16)|